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CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
, particularly the provision for detaining americans without due process, if obama had not signed that provision, i would be voting for obama as well. as fate would have it, i am going to be voting for gary johnson. that is all i have to say. host: back to the democratic line, betty, good morning. caller: good morning. thank you for your program. my comment, mitt romney is a businessman. he thinks business, he thinks capital gains, he thinks profits. our president is the president. he thinks about all the people, everything he has ever done, with his hands tied by congress, he tried to do for the people. although bomb -- all that mitt romney wants to do is be president. it is a joke to him. this country is not a joke. the world is not a joke. people are suffering. people have dreams and aspirations. our president is sworn to make our dreams come true. i feel like mitt romney and paul ryan, what they wanted to do as far as cutting social security, cutting the lunch programs for the poor kids -- sometimes that is the only thing they have to eat all day. host: words from betty there, from baltimore
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
to see people around the world burning the american flag? >> yeah! >> president obama's response? send them more money. >> boo! >> they are attacking our embassies, burning our flag, torturing and imprisoning the man who helped us get bin laden. what is president obama's answer? send more of your money. >> boo! >> do you remember when the president kind of sidled up to the russians and winked and said talk to me after the election? anybody here worried about that? >> yeah! >> here we have the president, you have to imagine you have seen the restrained barack obama so far. obama care is the restrained version. anybody worried about the unrestrained version? >> yeah! >> the restrained barack obama has given you $6 trillion in new debt. can you imagine what the unrestrained obama might do? he has given you tens of thousands of pages of new regulations. can you imagine what the unrestrained obama will do? there is a real and significant difference in visions between president obama and governor romney and congressman ryan. this is really what this election is about. it's not about specific
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 10:00am EDT
policy is so important to every single american because we live in a globalized world. president obama gave a very thoughtful, reflective speech yesterday. he covered a lot of ground ready focused on the middle east and the very tragic events that took place two weeks ago this week, the assassination of ambassador chris stevens in libya and three of his diplomatic colleagues. he also made two important points, that americans obviously want to show great religious tolerance for the views of others, and onand wanted to dissociate the united states from that hateful video that insulted the prophet of islam. he said that there are important rights of free speech under the first amendment and we have to protect those rights, and if the government a press free-speech, it makes the world a less free place. he also had a message for iran, that while we want to negotiate through diplomacy if possible, time is not unlimited. that was a warning to the iranian government, which has been obstreperous and very difficult to deal with. i think it was a very important speech the president gave in new y
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office. 15 million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my 5 -- my policies will make things better for them. we should not measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. we will strengthen the middle class. i am mitt romney, and i approve this message. we cannot afford another four years like the last four years. host: off of twitter on our categories. on the front page of "the wall street journal" -- in the first craft explain what they are going to do. there is more attacks to the story. you can go to the wall street journal. here is lucille. caller: i have been listening to all these people. one thing that reinforces the belief i have, people that come here from foreign countries with very little seems to know how to manage. they do not blow money like there is no ma -
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
there in the year 2014 or something like that. i cannot vote for this man. to my african-american friends, obama does not understand our problems as black people. i'm not trying to be racist. he is part collocation and part african-american. he does not understand are suffering. so i think someone needs to get off the kool-aid and stop believing what everyone says. aucasian.part colloc stop bombing innocent people. now they want to go to war with iran. i don't blame him for the economy, because i know the republicans are not cooperating with him. i am not going to watch. it's just going to be the same old thing over and over. host: on twitter -- jeff in florida on our independent line. caller: thanks for letting me talk on your show. you are probably the best independent news network on television. what i want to see happen at this debate is for the moderator's to ask the most important questions that have not been asked in this campaign. that is nuclear safety. since we had fukushima, japan, we found out that mother nature can exact a rant that is pretty substantial. i have personally put into
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
terrace. >> more from retired lieutenant colonel robert darling. this weekend, on american history tv, sunday at 7:00 p.m. eastern and pacific -- 7:30 p.m. eastern and pacific on c-span 3. >> president obama and mitt romney gave foreign-policy speeches yesterday in new york. on this morning's washington journal, " we talk about foreign policy in the presidential race with a former undersecretary of state. morning, nicholas burns, former undersecretary of state from 2005 to 2008 for the george w. bush administration, currently teaching as a professor of diplomacy and international politics at harvard. thank you for joining us. you heard the speeches from new york and the play on these doing foreign policy points, what is your take away as far as each candidate and what they had to say? guest: it is very interesting the foreign policy has made a comeback in this campaign. it is a good thing for the americans who live in this world. i thought that the president gave a very soft speech yesterday. covering a lot of ground, focusing on the middle east and these tragic events that took place
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. a philosophical debate about how president obama and governor romney see the debate -- role the government plays in the lives of american people. they have considerable philosophical differences on that. the last section will be on governing, which i do not know for sure, but i will predict has something to do with how they will get done all these things they are talking about, given how polarized and divided washington has been. we are hoping. we are going to be very interested in the reaction from your viewers, what they think about this. through twitter, facebook, are partners, we have an enormous amount of data coming into less about what people think about the questions that it asked. that is a process that will be fed into the moderators for the coming debates. we hope it will give the american people the chance to say, we like this format, we like the witty candidates are addressing this. -- the way the candidates are addressing this. or that they want to get into issues that have not been discussed so far. i am hoping this format and the changes we have instituted for 2012 will make this
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
there is a difference. part of the philosophy of president obama is trying to get as many americans as possible dependent on government so that the democrats can stay in power in perpetuity. the reason i think that is failing is, even those americans, if you break down that 47%, there is a significant chunk of people, receiving social security, who have paid into it their entire life. that is very different from being dependent on welfare. that is a critical safety net our society has counted on that we need to insure remain strong for generations to come. even those who are receiving welfare right now, most americans do not want to stay dependent on government. they want to work for the american dream. they want to work to provide for themselves and their families. i think that is why the obama administration's objective is essentially using bread and circuses to make as many people as possible dependent on government, to keep voting democratic, is not succeeding. americans want to stand on their own feet. >> that is the craziest thing i ever heard of my life. you are accusing the president of
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
atrocities and obama says nothing. he is african-american. and for mr. romney, i want to know why you feel we need to give israel so much money and they give us nothing in return? they occupy, just like south africa during apartheid. 9/11, the question has not been answered yet. no one has come to obama's defense about 9/11. we have a whole lot of questions that have to be answered. thank you. host: bob, nev., republican line. caller: the main question i have for him is experience and leadership scoot -- leadership skills. and for president obama, the lack of experience and leadership. the other important thing is the lack of enforcement of u.s. law. along the border we had two people shot yesterday. one man died. with everything from president obama on june 15, with the dream act, a few days ago governor brown decided to give drivers' licenses to illegals. i think we are creating a lot of jeopardy and risk for our people along the border. a piecet's look at about immigration and governor mitt romney, softening his stance on immigration and other issues according to usa today, trying to keep
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 5:05am EDT
this on television or read it in the newspaper. ask yourself if what romney and ryan are saying about obama and joe biden is true about medicare, why would the american medicare association endorsed our position. why would the hospital association. why would aarp in dorset? -- endorse it? they have no credibility on this issue. secondly what they do not tell you is equally as important as what they tell you. they do not tell you what they would do about medicare. the first thing they would do, if they took the action they are proposing to take were they to win on january of next year, you would eliminate the new benefit. $800 more for prescription drugs, wellness visits. it would also move medicare trust fund to insolvency in 2016, three years from now. what they really do not want to talk about any more, they do not want to tell you they are not for medicare. they are for vouchercare. this is a fact. they say it will not affect anybody on medicare now. it will not kick in for 10 years. if you are 55 years old, it will kick in. a couple of years ago, the intellectual gravelling of the right came up
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 4:30pm EDT
medicare. it also decided to set the feature growth rate for medicare to the same matter accused by obama in his budget so there would not be a difference there. a study published recently by a journal of the american medical association suggests the average cost to additional medicare would be on the $800 more a year in the ryan plan if it had been in place in 2009. that is obviously significantly lower than $6,400. strangely, president obama was at the aarp last week, and he used the $6,400 figure, which appears in many of his ads. then he added something, that was in his original plan, i want to be fair, he modified it, because obviously there was a lot of push back from seniors on that idea. will have traditional medicare stand side-by-side with the voucher program, no current beneficiaries will be affected. it was so striking that he would undercut the message of his own ad. the headline on his remarks, "obama plays fact checker in chief." it was an interesting moment when the president, in effect, indicated his advertisements for using simplistic and out of date figures. i wonder if
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 1:00am EDT
-- project, american data for truth, two anonymous groups, is it obama, is it ryan? not on your life. these dames were killed by deception. deception and a cliff. [laughter] >> this is what the participants saw, taken from the washington post fast tracker -- a fact checker. the final condition, the control commission, as participants who were exposed to a video, which asked the question, could we can be reelected today if the campaign techniques and communication channels were available back then. let's watch that. >> mr. lincoln, we have a question for you. why should we trust you as president? as a lawyer, you defended women -- you admitted adultery. a wife who poisoned her husband. it raises the question, whose emancipation is he going to claim next. >> next slide. we have to rate the accuracy of five claims. let me read these before you. the first claim is president obama hurt seniors by cutting medicare -- medicare budget. the second claim was congressm'. upheld flackcheck condition did work. the only difference is the -- that is different are the first two clients. the reason f
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 1:00pm EDT
on american influence that would be really president down president obama? >> my basic thesis is that there's a tremendous agree -- degree of continuity of all presidents. we have already seen, and jessica and i have running discussion about this, which began probably around january 2009, but many people have been struck. "the new york times" rights abroad this, the continuity about obama and bush, for that matter. they only changed things 10 degrees one way or the other. there will be some issues. obviously, there's no question that romney takes a different view on how to deal with russia. on iran, it's harder call, for instance. maybe you're going to get to this eventually, -- >> we are only 25 minutes in. i consider it to be an on unreasonable possibility regardless of who is in the white house that the united states might end up engaging in military action with iran, what will that do to all of these consensuses about spending and whether american people are injected in foreign policy and issues like the defense budget? as issues like that and the ones we do not even know about that mak
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 11:50pm EDT
the republicans -- if what romney and ryan are saying about obama and biden is true on medicare, why would the american medical association endorse our position? why would the national american hospital association? and most importantly, why would aarp endorse our program? [cheers and applause] they have no credibility. they have no credibility on this issue. secondly, what they don't tell you, equally as important as what they do tell you, what they would do on medicare. the first thing they would do, if they took the actions they are proposing to take were they to win in january of next year, you would eliminate the new benefit. $800 more for prescripping drugs, wellness visits, co-pays, et cetera. it would also move medicare trust fund to insol conveniencey -- this -- it would also move medicare trust fund to insolvency in 2016. they also don't want to tell you they are for medicare. they are for high-cost voucher care. they say it won't won't affect anyone on medicare now. it won't kick in for 10 years. but if you are 55 years old, it is going to kick in. here's what they do. first, a
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 1:00pm EDT
was that they were not elegantly stated. i think there is a difference. part of the philosophy of president obama is trying to get as many americans as possible dependent on government so that the democrats can stay in power in perpetuity. the reason i think that is failing is, even those americans, if you break down that 47%, there is a significant chunk of people, receiving social security, who have paid into it their entire life. that is very different from being dependent on welfare. that is a critical safety net our society has counted on that we need to insure remain strong for generations to come. even those who are receiving welfare right now, most americans do not want to stay dependent on government. they want to work for the american dream. they want to work to provide for themselves and their families. i think that is why the obama administration's objective is essentially using bread and circuses to make as many people as possible dependent on government, to keep voting democratic, is not succeeding. americans want to stand on their own feet. >> that is the craziest thing i ever hear
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 1:00am EDT
to be here today. i extend warm thanks to -- colin powell and javier solana. president obama went on to discuss the waves of change sweeping the arab countries and problems related to the struggle over freedom of expression and religious tolerance. this -- discussing american support for popular uprisings around the world, president obama said we have taken these positions because we believe freedom and self-determination are not unique to one culture. these are not simply american values or western values. they are universal values. even if there will be huge challenges that come with the transition to democracy, i'm convinced altman the government must be for the people and by the people and is more likely to bring about the prosperity and individual opportunity that serves as a basis for peace. the question is, is this the right stance for the united states and europe to take? and are we taking it? what are we actually doing to implement these values? dr. javier solana, i will like to begin by asking you from the point of view of the most senior of european diplomats and states
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
on american families. that number, by the way, comes directly from the obama administration. >> senator, 30 seconds. >> let's stipulate we are not going to do cap and trade. but that is not the issue before us today. senator fisher says human beings are not warming the planet, and i say we are. i say it is a clear and compelling problem, and we need to address it, and we need to have a debate about how we are going to address it and what our strategy is going to be. otherwise this is a problem that is going to plague us and why we didn't do anything about it. >> fred has the next question for senator kerrey. >> there is a lot of discussion about lower tax rates by eliminating deductions and loopholes. but one persons loophole is an into in state and local taxes. would you offer specific changes to lower overall tax rates? >> the big four are mortgage deduction, and i think you can scale it back. likewise with charitable deduction, state and local. i think there is a great pay off through simplification. you have to believe in it. you have to believe that simplification will generate more re
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
would say to me, you are either part of the problem or part of the solution. president obama has become part of the problem. mitt romney is the solution. [applause] the other thing he said is in this country, every generation of americans fixes their problems so they can leave the next generation better off. that is the american legacy. for the first time in the history of our country, we know if we stick with the same failed policies of the last four years, we guarantee our children get a diminished future. we cannot allow that to happen. it is our moral obligation to save the american dream for our children and grandchildren. [applause] this is why we need leadership. take a look at mitt romney's record, history, the man he is, and then you will know this is the kind of man we need to lead us. mitt romney knows firsthand what it takes to grow the economy, to grow businesses, and create jobs. he has helped to create tens of thousands of jobs. being successful in business is a good thing. we admire that. we do not resent that. we want more of that. we want a successful business people.
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 5:35pm EDT
.m. on c-span's "q&a." last week, both republican presidential candidate mitt romney and president obama spoke at the clinton global initiative in new york. mr. romney spoke in the morning about the attack on the american consulate in libya and outlined his plan for foreign aid to the middle east. he is introduced by former president bill clinton. >> good morning. good morning. i want to begin by thanking governor romney for coming here today. this is really important. all of you who were there last night know if we cannot cooperate over these issues we cannot find it anywhere. this is really important. i thought i would introduce him by giving you an example of one personal experience we had together, when i passed legislation and signed it from congress, the model for me was a program based in boston called city year, which a lot of you know about. it is a great program. when i left the white house there was discussion about whether americorps would be defunded, the largest affiliate in the united states was city year, and mitt romney was on the board. i wrote him a letter saying we sh
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
and i know why it happened. bill clinton said that obama put a bottom to the fall. my fellow american citizens have amnesia. host: thanks for calling. we want to get another call or so. there's a debate tonight on c- span2. a rare debate for chirping. this last debate was in 2002 against a former dukes of hazzard star. this is on c-span2 tonight, televised nationally. we will have that debate at 7:00 live on c-span to. we will have a couple other debates live on c-span starting at 7:00 beginning with massachusetts, the senate race, and the nebraska senate race at 8:00 eastern. avon lake, ohio, democratic caller, kathy. caller: good morning. i am a mother of five with his son in iraq. i've been a democrat since i voted for ronald reagan the first time and then trickle-down economics nearly killed our family. i watched clinton fix the budget and change everything and it was great. then i watched it all go bad again. to the vice presidential candidates, i just feel that biden is thata hug and he makes his gaffes and you have to chuckle, nothing serious, but he always brings up his family
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. this is half an hour. >> i have the honor to welcome to the united nations his excellency, barack obama, president of the united states of america. >> mr. president, mr. secretary general, fellow delegates, ladies and gentleman, i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. chris was born in a town called grass valley, california, the son of a lawyer and a musician. as a young man, chris joined the peace corps, and taught english in morocco. and he came to love and respect the people of north africa and the middle east. he would carry that commitment throughout his life. as a diplomat, he worked from egypt to syria, from saudi arabia to libya. he was known for walking the streets of the cities where he worked -- tasting the local food, meeting as many people as he could, speaking arabic, listening with a broad smile. chris went to benghazi in the early days of the libyan revolution, arriving on a cargo ship. as america's representative, he helped the libyan people as they coped with violent conflict, cared for the wounded, and crafted a vision for the
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
program. i have wondered if there is something of structural, or is it just an accident of history? obama has us in these peculiar positions. he was the first african- american president so look left could not really challenge him. >> bloomberg would run in the minutes if -- getting on the ballot was done. americans wanted upscale, socially liberal, bloomberg type candidate. the mood out there was for a perot type of candidate. analytically, there is obviously the sentiment. unch is that john is right. it is none is that the democrats are entirely comfortable with where obama has taken them. i agree with the republicans, there are very different strains of the republican party. is mike huckabee more to the center or to the right? he's very conservative, but he was also a critic of wall street. he said i think the house in bubble is not sustainable. i think there is a lot of crosscutting within both parties. there could be some really big changes in the next four or five years. >> where is ross perot when we need him? >> good question, he got 90 million votes in 1992 and was ahead for part
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 12:00am EDT
of the general assembly, i would be honored to welcome to the united nations, his excellency, barack obama, president of united states of america and invite him to address the assembly. >> mr. president, mr. secretary-general, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen, i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. chris was born in a town in california. the son of a lawyer and a musician.
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
. for example we have this free trade agreement that barack obama is negotiating behind closed doors, congress and the american people cannot find out what is in it. this is the free trade agreement that as i understand is like nafta on steroids, it continues to export jobs overseas, undermine wages at home and this agreement actually undermines american sovereignty as well by allowing an international corporate board of corporate representatives to rule on american laws and american regulations and tell us whether our laws and regulations are legitimate in the eyes of national corporations and they can fine u. this agreement gives us the ability to cause us taxpayers to have to pay them for the right to protect our environment and our water supply and our climate and human rights and wages and things like that. so this is absolutely outrageous. if we could go back to a system of one person, one vote, and have a real free press that enabled us to communicate and inform each other this would be a wonderful idea. unfortunately we're not there right now, so political parties in my view allow us t
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 10:00am EDT
"obama"] you know, my opponent is a big believer in top down economics. he thinks that if we just spend another $5 trillion on tax cuts for the wealthiest americans, if we get rid of regulations on wall street, then all our problems will be solved and jobs and prosperity will trickle down on all of you, debts will disappear, we will live happily ever after. there is only one problem with that. we tried that in the ticket before i became president. it didn't work. top down economics never works. we don't need to double down on the same trickle-down policies that got us into this mess in the first place. we don't need policies that just help folks at the very top. that is not how the country grows. that is not how we succeed. we succeed when at the middle class gets a bigger, when more people have a chance to get ahead and live up to their god- given potential. far when we very have leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of the victims who don't take responsibility for their lives. let me tell you, i have been to nevada in line. you guys may get tired of me. but as i travel arou
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
be a $1,700 tax on american families, and that number comes from the obama administration. >> 30 seconds. >> let's stipulate we are not going to do cap and trade. senator fisher says human beings are not warming the planet, and i say we are. i say it is a compelling problem and we need to address it. we need to have a debate about how we are going to address it and what our strategy is going to be. otherwise, we are going to wonder why we did not do anything about it. >> a question for senator kerry. >> there is a lot of discussion about lowering tax rates by limiting deductions on loopholes, but one person's loophole is another person's deduction for mortgage interest or state and local taxes. would you favor eliminating or reducing any of those, or would you offer other specific changes? >> the big four are markets reductions, and i think you can scale it back. i think there is a great pay off through simplification. you have got to believe it. you have to believe simplification can generate more revenue. if it generates more revenue, you cannot do it. i think there is a huge pay off t
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 8:00pm EDT
watches c-span on direct tv. c-span, created by american cable companies in 1979. brought to you as a public service by your local television provider. >> today, a group of political fact checkers assess the claims made by the obama and romney campaigns in their advertising. the panelists worked for politifact, the washington post, and the associated press. this is an hour-and-a-half. >> good morning. my name is katheleen hall jamieson. i direct the annenberg public policy center at university of pennsylvania. welcome to our session -- this includes sessions trying to address the question, what is the role of journalism in a debunking deceptions and holding tenpins accountable? to set the fringe for our discussion, we are releasing the results of a survey of adults, with a margin of error of 3.2%. we will offer as it concludess and that the public has a lot to learn about the 2012 presidential race. also, we will say that those -- those who seek out fact checking on the internet, do no more. here are specifics. a sizable proportion of the public fails to understand the plan and r
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 1:00pm EDT
matter accused by obama in his budget so there would not be a difference there. a study published recently by a journal of the american medical association suggests the average cost to additional medicare would be on the $800 more a year in the ryan plan if it had been in place in 2009. that is obviously significantly lower than $6,400. strangely, president obama was at the aarp last week, and he used the $6,400 figure, which appears in many of his ads. then he added something, that was in his original plan, i want to be fair, he modified it, because obviously there was a lot of push back from seniors on that idea. will have traditional medicare stand side-by-side with the voucher program, no current beneficiaries will be affected. it was so striking that he would undercut the message of his own ad. the headline on his remarks, "obama plays fact checker in chief." it was an interesting moment when the president, in effect, indicated his advertisements for using simplistic and out of date figures. i wonder if romney will call him out on it in the debate. >> my third colleague, jame
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 10:00am EDT
this on television or read a newspaper -- ask yourself, if what mr. romney and mr. ryan are saying about obama and bided our true and medicare, why would the american medical association and doris our policy? why would the american hospital association and most important, why would aarp endorse this? [applause] that have no credibility. on this issue. secondly, what they don't tell you is equally important to what they tell you. they don't tell you what they would do about medicare. the first thing they would do if they took the action they are proposing to take were they to win, you would eliminate the new benefits, $800 more for prescription drugs, which visits, it would also move medicare trust fund insolvency to 2016, three years from now. the third the is what they don't want to talk about. they don't want to tell you they are for medicare. they are for a voucher-care. they say it will affect anybody on medicare now. it will not kick in for 10 years. if you are 55 years old, it will kick in. a couple of years ago, the intellectual right laid down a proposal -- paul ryan introduced a prop
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 1:00am EDT
of the solution. you know what? president obama has become part of the problem, and mitt romney is the solution. the other thing he is, in this country, every generation of americans fixes their problems so they can leave the next generation better off. for the first time in the history of our country we know if we stick with these failed policies of the last four years, we will guarantee our children get a diminished future. we cannot allow that to happen. it is our moral obligation to save the american dream for our children and our grandchildren. [applause] take a look at mitt romney's record. you will know he is the man to lead us. mitt romney knows firsthand what it takes to grow the economy, to grow businesses, to create jobs. he's helped create 10's of thousands of jobs. by the way, being successful in business, that's a good thing! we admire that! we don't envy that. we don't resent that. we want more of that! we want successful people! this is the kind of spirit we need. we have a history of -- he is a man who has taken tough challenges and turning them around. the olympics is part of
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 1:00am EDT
the obama campaign saying this is just another moment for us to have another conversation with the american people. that is a downplaying of the expectations. for the debate itself. >> you have been reporting about the separation is taking place for months, most notably when mitt romney was down during the democratic convention. and preparing for the debates in vermont. in your reporting, who is helping mitt romney and who is helping president obama? >> mitt romney is being held by a bunch of people. the senior strategist on his campaign. you have senator robb portman playing the role of barack obama. it is his job to get under romney's scan the way they expect obama to get under romney's skin. on the obama side, you have two white house veterans who are running the debate prep for president obama. you have senator john kerry, who has been there himself. >> what happens during these mock debates? >> they do not talk a lot about what happens during these. what they try to do is try to set a situation that is as realistic as possible for the actual debate. they do it at the same time and nigh
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
-- i'm getting nervous now. obama is a marxist. he does not believe in the way of the united states. the american people better wake- up. we will lose our rights little by little. i want money to be spent on defense. host: do we outspend most of the world on defense spending? guest: we spend most of the rest of the world. try to compare in the state's spending and china is impossible. labor rates are different. you cannot live it up and say this, this, and this -- cannot line it up. this is the way history has gone. there is a benefit to our citizens to maintaining an appropriate balance in peace in this world. the caller was talking about the way things were back in world war ii. was a time when the united states went into war without the proper equipment. we had people training with broomsticks because they did not have rifles. cars have a sign that said "tank" to give them the idea of what it would be like when they hit the beaches in europe. we never want to be in that position again. "we can just pull back." we have worn out equipment out. that not replacing equipment. we want
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 10:00am EDT
powell and i'm surprised to be here. i am a lawyer. i'm most proud to be an american and a virginian. eric may say some things about me. puppet.ay i'm an obama i believe insurance companies should not deny people have coverage because they have pre- existing conditions. i think we need to cut spending. there are financial commenced that are important for this country. that does not make me someone who believes -- he may call me a big spender. i think we need to cut the increase in medicare costs, none of which would impact the benefit themselves. he may say i'm in favor of cutting $716 billion. he wants to privatize medicare. washington is a place where everybody place the blame game. the democratic leaders think the problems are caused by the republicans. as you know, these are not republican and democrat problems. these are american problems. the senate that we address the serious fiscal problems, the senate we can get the solutions and not gobbledygook. i'm not a professional politician. you can tell by my hair cut. i take a second seat to no one in my devotion to this country. i
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
look at it, we all are americans. host: oh, sorry, brian. i thought you were finished there. i apologize for cutting you off like that. from "the hill," soros donates $1 million to pro-obama super p.a.c. george soros has donated $1 million to priorities u.s.a., the super p.a.c. backing president obama's re-election. the donation comes as a shift for soros, who doe noted to other pro-democratic super p.a.c.'s early this year and long bank rolled a number of liberal grass roots organizations, but had yet to give any money directly towards supporting obama. according to reports, soros has been less than thrilled with obama at times, and after democrats took a drubbing at the polls in 2010, he told other big-time democratic donor that is they should start looking somewhere else to donate. he did, however, donate $1 million in may to american bridge, a democratic opposition research super p.a.c., digging up dirt on republicans, including mitt romney. that's from "the mill." independent line, hi. caller: yes, that's me. host: go ahead. we're listening. caller: i'm leaning towards rep
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
met my mother and they became teachers. he wanted to do something that most americans try. he now employes over 1000 people. barack obama did not build the business. [applause] united states government did not build the business. i am plot -- proud to admit that we employ good, hard-working people. we wish we could employ more. but these failed policies keep us from being able to do that. i hope to keep growing jobs. bill, his entire campaign he has failed to admit what he does for a living. he is a trial lawyer from st. clair county, illinois. want to know why small businesses leave southern illinois? because of lawsuits and public policy from people like nancy pelosi and barack obama. [laughter] [yelling from the back] if we are going to make sure that we represent southern illinois, we have to make sure we know there is a problem. the people in southern illinois know that there is a problem and we will work together to solve those problems. [applause] >> we should let the audience debate. doing a good job up here. each candidate has two minutes to answer. the next question come
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
as a conservative american. i would like them to ask questions. we have had a couple of reporters at jay carney asking questions. the problem we have to tell is that president obama has not given a press conference in months. mitt romney was attacked for holding a press conference and the president has not held a press conference since june. and for some reason, we have a press that does not have and the self-respect to demand a press conference. the president obama idea of tough questions is to go to " entertainment tonight" to go to the view. he has gone on "60 minutes." there is not a lot of difference between david letterman asked obama how much he weighs and steve cropp's questions on "60 minutes pierre host: both the president and governor romney were featured on "60 minutes." were fair, the romney's online of withkelly. is there a parallel their debt guest: both candidates both did a "60 minutes." that asked them similar questions on the program. on the day that mitt romney was under attack by everybody, steve croft asking obama if mitt romney screw up -- that is the kind of thing that c
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